DogsYorkshire TerrierYorkshire Terrier

  • Persona: Sprightly, tomboyish, and loving
  • Activity LevelSomewhat Activity; Yorkies can be moderately energetic and are satisfied with a regular, satisfying walk
  • Excellent with children: Better with Supervision
  • Great with other dogs: With Supervision
  • Shedding: Infrequent
  • Grooming: Daily
  • Trainability: Independent
  • Size:7-8 inches
  • Weight: 7 pounds
  • Live Expectancy11-15 years
  • Barking Level: Barks When Necessary
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Description

About The Breed

In the small, cute Yorkshire Terrier’s body lies an energetic and confident soul. Originarily bred to be ratters the breed is now more than a companion dog and is among the most loved dogs across the nation. The Yorkshire Terrier puppy is brimming with enthusiasm and interest eager to go for a run. Most importantly, he’s kind, loyal and loving companion who enjoys being with his family. At 4-7 pounds The Yorkie is a fantastic pet for urban dwellers. Yorkshire Terriers are affectionate to their owners as you might expect of a family dog, but, as per their terrier origins, they are often anxious about strangers and may bark at unusual sounds or intruders. Concerning the neighbors around you, it’s essential to reduce their annoyance and instruct them on the right and wrong times to bark. Yorkshire Terriers are famous for their difficulty in housetraining. Crate training is recommended.

Size

Yorkshire Terriers should measure 8-9 inches at the shoulder and weigh not more than seven pounds, with preferential between four and six pounds.
Yorkies differ in terms of size. It’s not uncommon to have a litter include one Yorkie that weighs less than four pounds, one that weighs between five and six pounds. And another who reaches between 12 and 15 pounds. Beware of breeders that offer “teacup” Yorkshire Terriers. Smaller dogs than standard breeds are more prone to genetic problems and generally have a greater risk of developing health problems.

Health

Yorkies tend to be healthy however, as with any breed; they’re susceptible to certain health problems. If you’re considering buying puppies, look for an accredited breeder who can give you health clearances of both of your puppy’s parents. Health clearances show that the dog has been examined as well as cleared for a specific health issue

This can cause a swollen appearance in the leg or an unnatural gait in dogs. This is a condition that can be found at birth , however the actual misalignment , or luxation is not always evident until quite a while later. The friction caused by patellar luxation may cause arthritis and degenerative joint disorder. There are four levels of Patellar Luxation ranging from grade I that is a rare swelling that causes temporary lameness of the joint. It can progress to grade IV, where the tibia’s turn is extremely severe and the patella can’t be adjusted manually. The dog is left with the appearance of a bowlegged dog

Coat Color And Grooming

The coat of Yorkshire Terriers is silky, long, and completely straight with no sign of a curl. Show dogs’ hair can reach the floor. They are covered in a single coat, and shed very small amounts of. Puppies’ coats are black from birth, with the tan and blue coat growing slowly, generally at the age of a year. Puppies who begin to lighten prior to being a year old tend to become gray instead of blue. It has the hairs being tan and more dark at the root than towards the end. Headfall (the hair that falls on your faces) is long and has the same golden hue that the face has.

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